Red Sox, Andrew Miller agree on $1.9 million contract, avoid arbitration

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox and Andrew Miller have come to an agreement on a one-year, $1.9 million contract, keeping Boston's streak of avoiding arbitration alive for another year.

Andrew Miller and the Red Sox will avoid arbitration after all according to Alex Speier, who reports that the team has come to an agreement on a one-year, $1.9 million contract with their left-handed reliever.

This closes the books on the final arbitration-eligible player for the Red Sox this year; the team has a streak of avoiding arbitration dating back to 2002. John Tomase has a quote which pretty much sums up why the Sox take such care to stay away from the table:

It may have taken a while to get the job done, but Miller is heading into the season without any lingering ill-will over his contract situation. Perhaps more important: the Red Sox didn't have to argue why he wasn't worth the $2.15 million figure he submitted, which can't be a pleasant or confidence-inspiring experience for the player.

Whether Miller was worth closer to his $2.15 million figure or Boston's $1.55 million, it's hard to imagine the roughly half-million dollar difference matters much to the a team working on the financial scale of the Red Sox. All-in-all, everyone wins.

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